Although I was able to pass the class, and the passing grade on my AP test meant I got my grade boosted to an ‘A’ automatically, the failure I felt in the first couple of months was unlike anything I had experienced at that point. If I had not been desperate to find a better way to study, I wouldn’t have discovered that music soundtrack, and I might never have discovered Sierra Boggess and her powerful quotes. Even though I wasn’t happy at the time with my abysmal test and quiz scores, I’m glad I was able to learn this lesson that I am already enough, as it has changed my entire outlook on life so much. Now the next time I’m disappointed with a test score, or angry with myself for messing something up, I will be able to remind myself that I am always
Receiving judgement for my own personal leap of faith, taught me that happiness within yourself is the most important happiness you can have. This made me think of myself as a strong person. My “friends” were not happy that something that brought me joy and more confidence. Consequently, I lost these friends but instead, made a handful more. I not only gained friends from cheerleading, but my new social-butterfly personality gave me the ability to
Since I've been with this girl I have been happy just being myself and even happier knowing that she is happy. The biggest mistake I've made was forgetting about my happiness and putting someone else's happiness before mine. In your life when a mistake is made you might not realize it till long after the fact, I didn't realize till months after when someone came into my life that to this day makes me happy. I realized my mistake and saw how it affected my family life and my friendships in a bad state. It took time from my family that I will never get back and friends from me I needed at the time.
Growing up as a middle child is not easy. If it was an option I think that no one should have to be the middle child, but it is something that I have learned to deal with throughout my 13 years of experience. Ever since I was a little kid I was never the favorite. The favorite child is always either the oldest because they are the parents first child or the youngest because they are the cutest, but this is often not the case for the middle child. I think this is unfair because the middle child could be both smart and cute, even though they are always looked past.
I am sure plenty of you all have felt this, having to wake up early in the morning to trek to school to at 7:00 AM for a seemingly useless class. I felt this way at first. Over time, I learned numerous important lessons from this class and now I am glad that I decided to attend this class. I will share important lessons that I have learned in this class, relating to the various units we have learned this year: social, mental, and emotional health, drugs, nutrition and physical activity, and sexual health. The first unit in our class was about our mental, emotional, and social health.
Why I never had a sustained a long term friendship with someone? Why people just come and goes out of my life so quickly? I started to develop this problem in my primary school times. During my primary school times, I made a lot of friends, giving in all my trust and share my secrets with them. At the point of time, I believe all friends are worth trusting.
I’ve come to terms that not all memories are happy but they are the reasons happy ones can be so much better. That being said, I’ve grown up fortunate. I have a happy family with both parents, a house, and I’ve never been deprived in a survival way. Watching the PBS video I was sad with how many letters Andre Fenton was receiving of people wanting to erase their memories, one guy even going as far to say he wouldn’t mind even if it meant losing all of his memories. At first, I thought how amazing it could be if we could erase memories because I first thought of criminals possibly getting a second chance-if they were able to start completely fresh.
I used to think I am a perfectionist. If I can't be the best, I felt like a failure. I didn’t try new things because I was afraid of the fact that I won’t do too well. I feel like my parents were one the ones forcing me to be perfect because since I was young, they wanted me to get perfect grades. Every parent wants their son or daughter to get good grades but my parents wanted me to have perfect grades since then, I have had an issue perfectionism.
I was the youngest in the class because of how smart I was. I was younger than everyone else in the class because I was more ahead of them. I got straight A’s in school and my teachers always praised me on how smart I was until I got to my Fourth grade teacher who told me I would never make it. This teacher made me feel bad for who I was and would kick me out for not focusing on her work or for “Disrupting” her class. When I went to the doctor who diagnosed me for what I really had I was diagnosed with Severe ADHD which means my brain works very fast and makes it so I don't stay focused on one thing.
My grades and behavior were the main reasons I was on the border of not graduating. I was so focused on others that I never realized I let myself go. Graduating eighth grade helped prove to myself that I was not a failure and every step I took was only closer to being successful. Graduation year came faster than ever, I started to lose my outstanding grades and started to feel satisfied with low percentages as long as I was passing. It was my last year and all I wanted to do was have fun.
When I told my mother she replied by saying, “You’ll pass next time.” I believed that I would pass the second time too. Sometimes I make mistakes but never the same mistake again. I was schedule to retake the test in two days. The test was so nerve wrecking for me, that I did not remember the question I had gotten incorrect. I could not even figure out what areas I needed to really focus on.